Disc Disappearance

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by CarlO, May 13, 2005.

  1. CarlO

    CarlO Guest

    Thanks for those who offered some solutions but no luck.


    > It took me a week add a HDD. So I now have two on one primary cable. A

    primary 3G and a secondary 40G. ..BUT then I've lost my contact to my CD
    Drives. I had one set as a
    > secondary master and the other a RW as a secondary slave. They worked

    before
    > and I believe they still work now(there's power) but I need to see them to

    make them work
    > for me.

    I set the BIOS to various things from none, to CDROM and even when they show
    up correctly, they do not show up with a letter and I cannot access them.

    Any more suggestions.

    >
    > Help me, please.
     
    CarlO, May 13, 2005
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  2. CarlO

    Aquanaut Guest

    "CarlO" <> wrote in message
    news:KB4he.3312$...
    >
    > Thanks for those who offered some solutions but no luck.
    >
    >
    >> It took me a week add a HDD. So I now have two on one primary cable. A

    > primary 3G and a secondary 40G. ..BUT then I've lost my contact to my CD
    > Drives. I had one set as a
    >> secondary master and the other a RW as a secondary slave. They worked

    > before
    >> and I believe they still work now(there's power) but I need to see them
    >> to

    > make them work
    >> for me.

    > I set the BIOS to various things from none, to CDROM and even when they
    > show
    > up correctly, they do not show up with a letter and I cannot access them.
    >
    > Any more suggestions.
    >
    >>
    >> Help me, please.

    >
    >
    >


    re check the jumpers and your cabling
    An average setup would be

    IDE 1 your operating system drive set as master (on the end of the cable)
    a cd/whatever as slave on the middle of the same cable

    now boot your machine ---do you see both?---yes? then

    IDE 2 second hard set as master,other cd/whatever set as slave

    reboot---you see all?

    On a second read of your question,the size of drives you are talking of
    makes for old kit-and presumably 95 or 98--there is a limit to what size
    drive that will be recognised? is your power supply (the one in the box--not
    the wall) capable of powering all up?
     
    Aquanaut, May 14, 2005
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  3. CarlO

    Ben Myers Guest

    Please repost with more information, including the operating
    system on the problem computer.

    Ben

    "CarlO" <> wrote in message news:KB4he.3312$...
    >
    > Thanks for those who offered some solutions but no luck.
    >
    >
    > > It took me a week add a HDD. So I now have two on one primary cable. A

    > primary 3G and a secondary 40G. ..BUT then I've lost my contact to my CD
    > Drives. I had one set as a
    > > secondary master and the other a RW as a secondary slave. They worked

    > before
    > > and I believe they still work now(there's power) but I need to see them to

    > make them work
    > > for me.

    > I set the BIOS to various things from none, to CDROM and even when they show
    > up correctly, they do not show up with a letter and I cannot access them.
    >
    > Any more suggestions.
    >
    > >
    > > Help me, please.

    >
    >
    >
     
    Ben Myers, May 14, 2005
    #3
  4. CarlO

    CarlO Guest

    Guess everyone is tired of hearing about my complaint and no one has a clue
    to solving my problem. Well @#$% them!


    "CarlO" <> wrote in message
    news:KB4he.3312$...
    >
    > Thanks for those who offered some solutions but no luck.
    >
    >
    > > It took me a week add a HDD. So I now have two on one primary cable. A

    > primary 3G and a secondary 40G. ..BUT then I've lost my contact to my CD
    > Drives. I had one set as a
    > > secondary master and the other a RW as a secondary slave. They worked

    > before
    > > and I believe they still work now(there's power) but I need to see them

    to
    > make them work
    > > for me.

    > I set the BIOS to various things from none, to CDROM and even when they

    show
    > up correctly, they do not show up with a letter and I cannot access them.
    >
    > Any more suggestions.
    >
    > >
    > > Help me, please.

    >
    >
    >
     
    CarlO, May 16, 2005
    #4
  5. CarlO

    Ben Myers Guest

    See if the following applies to you.

    http://powerjoe.tripod.com/noide.html

    Ben

    "CarlO" <> wrote in message news:6Z0ie.3734$...
    > Guess everyone is tired of hearing about my complaint and no one has a clue
    > to solving my problem. Well @#$% them!
    >
    >
    > "CarlO" <> wrote in message
    > news:KB4he.3312$...
    > >
    > > Thanks for those who offered some solutions but no luck.
    > >
    > >
    > > > It took me a week add a HDD. So I now have two on one primary cable. A

    > > primary 3G and a secondary 40G. ..BUT then I've lost my contact to my CD
    > > Drives. I had one set as a
    > > > secondary master and the other a RW as a secondary slave. They worked

    > > before
    > > > and I believe they still work now(there's power) but I need to see them

    > to
    > > make them work
    > > > for me.

    > > I set the BIOS to various things from none, to CDROM and even when they

    > show
    > > up correctly, they do not show up with a letter and I cannot access them.
    > >
    > > Any more suggestions.
    > >
    > > >
    > > > Help me, please.

    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Ben Myers, May 16, 2005
    #5
  6. CarlO

    old jon Guest

    If you are using winXP, go into Control panel\Admin tools\Disc management
    and assign the drive a drive letter (If it shows up there, of course)..J

    "CarlO" <> wrote in message
    news:KB4he.3312$...
    >
    > Thanks for those who offered some solutions but no luck.
    >
    >
    >> It took me a week add a HDD. So I now have two on one primary cable. A

    > primary 3G and a secondary 40G. ..BUT then I've lost my contact to my CD
    > Drives. I had one set as a
    >> secondary master and the other a RW as a secondary slave. They worked

    > before
    >> and I believe they still work now(there's power) but I need to see them
    >> to

    > make them work
    >> for me.

    > I set the BIOS to various things from none, to CDROM and even when they
    > show
    > up correctly, they do not show up with a letter and I cannot access them.
    >
    > Any more suggestions.
    >
    >>
    >> Help me, please.

    >
    >
    >
     
    old jon, May 16, 2005
    #6
  7. CarlO

    CarlO Guest

    Bless you Ben:
    Slick and Quick. Tell me, why and how is it that you were able to target the
    problem and provide a quick fix?
    Thanks.


    "Ben Myers" <> wrote in message
    news:lv1ie.5625$...
    See if the following applies to you.

    http://powerjoe.tripod.com/noide.html

    Ben

    "CarlO" <> wrote in message
    news:6Z0ie.3734$...
    > Guess everyone is tired of hearing about my complaint and no one has a

    clue
    > to solving my problem. Well @#$% them!
    >
    >
    > "CarlO" <> wrote in message
    > news:KB4he.3312$...
    > >
    > > Thanks for those who offered some solutions but no luck.
    > >
    > >
    > > > It took me a week add a HDD. So I now have two on one primary cable.

    A
    > > primary 3G and a secondary 40G. ..BUT then I've lost my contact to my CD
    > > Drives. I had one set as a
    > > > secondary master and the other a RW as a secondary slave. They worked

    > > before
    > > > and I believe they still work now(there's power) but I need to see

    them
    > to
    > > make them work
    > > > for me.

    > > I set the BIOS to various things from none, to CDROM and even when they

    > show
    > > up correctly, they do not show up with a letter and I cannot access

    them.
    > >
    > > Any more suggestions.
    > >
    > > >
    > > > Help me, please.

    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    CarlO, May 16, 2005
    #7
  8. CarlO

    Ben Myers Guest

    I use Windows 98 and had the same thing happen to me. I could have
    just as easily been wrong. Glad you found the problem.

    Ben

    "CarlO" <> wrote in message news:Di3ie.3753$...
    > Bless you Ben:
    > Slick and Quick. Tell me, why and how is it that you were able to target the
    > problem and provide a quick fix?
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    > "Ben Myers" <> wrote in message
    > news:lv1ie.5625$...
    > See if the following applies to you.
    >
    > http://powerjoe.tripod.com/noide.html
    >
    > Ben
    >
    > "CarlO" <> wrote in message
    > news:6Z0ie.3734$...
    > > Guess everyone is tired of hearing about my complaint and no one has a

    > clue
    > > to solving my problem. Well @#$% them!
    > >
    > >
    > > "CarlO" <> wrote in message
    > > news:KB4he.3312$...
    > > >
    > > > Thanks for those who offered some solutions but no luck.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > > It took me a week add a HDD. So I now have two on one primary cable.

    > A
    > > > primary 3G and a secondary 40G. ..BUT then I've lost my contact to my CD
    > > > Drives. I had one set as a
    > > > > secondary master and the other a RW as a secondary slave. They worked
    > > > before
    > > > > and I believe they still work now(there's power) but I need to see

    > them
    > > to
    > > > make them work
    > > > > for me.
    > > > I set the BIOS to various things from none, to CDROM and even when they

    > > show
    > > > up correctly, they do not show up with a letter and I cannot access

    > them.
    > > >
    > > > Any more suggestions.
    > > >
    > > > >
    > > > > Help me, please.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Ben Myers, May 17, 2005
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